You will now need to request your repeat prescriptions directly from your general practice, not through your local pharmacy.
When a pharmacy (chemist) automatically requests repeat prescriptions on your behalf they may not always know if medicines have been changed or how much of each medicine you have left. This can sometimes mean that medicines are requested that are not needed, which can lead to some patients building up a stockpile of medicines at home. This is a waste of NHS resources and poses a safety risk to patients and their households.
Click here to download an information leaflet about this change.